Uganda regional leader
Jackson Songa is from Kampala, Uganda. He first heard about Jesus while in Secondary School. After a wealthy man from his community passed away, he began searching for the meaning of life. “I wondered how things could end like this. I sought to know what happened beyond the grave,” he recalls.
One of Jackson’s teachers shared Christ with him, but rather than feeling hopeful he became angry. “I walked away so resentful. But the next day I remember hearing the choir singing ‘what a friend we have in Jesus, every sin and grief to bear, what a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer. I walked out of the room hoping that someone would invite me to know this Jesus.
Right there and then a choir member showed up and I surrendered to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.”
Jackson has had a variety of ministry experiences. He attended Global Theological Seminary for his formal training. After serving with a church in Central Uganda, he relocated to South Sudan. There in Kajo Keji, South Sudan he served with First Baptist Church. While there, he was asked to help teach at the NEATS Bible School.
While in Global Theological Seminary, Mawa John and Brown Francis shared about the need in South Sudan. I felt God was calling me there and we then headed together to Kajo Keji. They introduced me to David Kaya and Edward Dima. When I shared my passion with them, they started engaging me in preaching in conferences, and later taught Romans, Leviticus, Hebrews, hermeneutics at NEATS. “Later on I fully joined Empower One as a NEATS tutor.”
Today, Jackson serves as the Regional Leader in Uganda, overseeing the multiplication of healthy churches, evangelism and discipleship training across the area.
my prayer is to see more souls reached, churches planted, churches strengthened, and pastors trained.
He is married to Jennifer and they have two children.